Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fourth Of July Drink




 
 
"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."

  ~Erma Bombeck


Since Fourth of July is coming, I figured a cocktail was in order, to reflect the holiday, of course. This one features grenadine, blueberry vodka, and regular clear vodka.





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Fourth Of July Drink

Idea from ECurry

First let me warn you. I tried to use cream as the white part, it doesn't work. The cream is too heavy, the blue vodka just fell into it. The grenadine on the bottom is heavy and thick, so it holds the others well. The blue and the white or clear, should be the same weight, or a similar type of liqueur. I thought about using white cream De cacao or white chocolate liqueur for the white portion, but I don't know if it would work. But if you try it I'd love to know your results.

Keep reading after the recipe for more info on specific gravity of liqueors.

Ingredients

Grenadine

Blueberry Vodka, or Blue Curacao, or any blue liqueur- cold

Vodka, or any clear liqueur, cold. -or you could try using a white liqueur, see the note above about this.


Directions

Layer this cocktail by adding the grenadine first.

Next, add the blueberry vodka by pouring very slowly off the back of a spoon.

Finally, with a steady hand, add the clear or white liqueur or vodka on top of the blueberry vodka by pouring it off the back of a spoon.


Edited to add: courtesy of A_Boleyn

refer to these page to find the specific gravities of red/white/blue liquors

http://accidentalhedonist.com/how-to-pour-a-pousse-caf/

http://www.barnonedrinks.com/tips/reference/specific_gravities.html

White creme de cacao (1.14) should work in between the red grenadine (1.16) on the bottom and blue curacao (1.11) on the top based on this.

Double cream at 0.99 would float on top of blue caracao at 1.11. Most vodkas have a specific gravity 0.79 so a blue vodka should float on top of the double cream.


Like I mentioned, I tried heavy cream on top of the red, then with the blue on top and the blue vodka sank into the cream, I'm not sure why. Maybe because of the type of vodka, I have no idea. But these charts are great, thank you!

9 comments:

RecipeNewZ said...

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The Alchemist said...

RecipeNewZ- Thank you so much, I'm so glad!

A_Boleyn said...

Could you refer to these page to find the specific gravities of red/white/blue liquors instead.

http://accidentalhedonist.com/how-to-pour-a-pousse-caf/

http://www.barnonedrinks.com/tips/reference/specific_gravities.html

White creme de cacao (1.14) should work in between the red grenadine (1.16) on the bottom and blue curacao (1.11) on the top based on this.

Double cream at 0.99 would float on top of blue caracao at 1.11. Most vodkas have a specific gravity 0.79 so a blue vodka should float on top of the double cream.

The Alchemist said...

A_Boleyn said- This is really smart. Thank you. I will add the links to the post.

What you said makes sense, but I tried the cream a few times, and it sank. I'm not sure why.

Mama Jodi said...

This cocktail is so much fun and looks delicious. Thanks!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This sounds like a fantastic drink recipe! I hope you'll add this to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th!

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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Dawn @ DJ's Sugar Shack said...

That drink sounds fabulous! I love blueberry & cherry & vodka. The glass is so pretty. Thanks for linking at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday. I'm off to checkout your etsy shop now.

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

What a beautifully layered drink! And that Lionel Ritchie teapot is too much! Love it!

Jenn